Olympics: Mexico 2-1 Brazil – Mexellence Rewarded As Brazilliance Eludes Samba Stars (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

11th, August 2012


By Alan Duffy

Firstly, apologies for the shite headline. I couldn’t help myself. Anyway, on we go…

Bizarrely, coming into Saturday’s Olympic final, Brazil had never ever won a Olympic gold in football. And after a rather mediocre performance from the Samba superstars against a superb Mexican side, the gold once again eluded the star-studded side.

Mexico were by far the more organised side, with centre-half Diego Reyes outstanding. Both Mexico’s goals came courtesy of Oribe Peralta, a player who has struggled to break into the Mexican senior side. The Santos Laguna striker opened the scoring with just one minute played after Rafael made a right balls of things in the right-back position for

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